Security in the World Wide Web

Here on Pointless News we believe in sharing the stupidest or useless piece of news you can read, but today we won’t do that because we are going to talk about security in the World Wide Web. The World Wide Web is a new frontier like in the old west, but with this comes a land of opportunities and not the good kind. Here in this post we will talk about security in the World Wide Web, witch is an important topic that most people ignore. Hope you enjoy this “sequel” to the dark web presentation and thanks for the views!

One of the mayor parts of the presentation are the interviews that we conducted to 5 people in WhatsApp, but because of the nature of the topic we couldn’t add all the names of the people who we interviewed, but all of them gave us their permission to use their answers used for the presentation.

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News sources that I follow

Recently I’ve been shown an app named Feedly that is a great resource to keep tabs on the news sites you like. None of these are related to pointless news or where I get the ideas for posts, but these are news sites that I frequently visit:

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Here you can see 5 professional news websites  in the marketing tab named:

Advertising Age: Website that reports on advertising related news.

Adweek: This websites posts about ad campaigns.

Hubspot: This website talks about marketing and tips and tricks to that proffesion.

Marketing Land: Website that talks about marketing news.

Social Media Experiment: A website that talks about digital marketing.

Lastly you can see my personal interest news websites in the news and technology tab:

El Nuevo Día: The biggest newspaper on Puerto Rico.

MacRumors: Website that reports on Apple’s technology and happenings.

9to5Mac: A similar site like MacRumors that reports on the technology and happenings in Apple.

Dark Web News: Website that reports the happenings in the Dark Web.

The Verge: Website that reports on technology, science, culture, cars and reviews.

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The DARK Web!

Dark Web Presentation:

The Dark Web, the place of illegal markets and questional material. Now what is it!? the Dark Web is a chain of many different websites with different content, what they all have in common is that you will need a special browser to access it like Tor, that gives you an encrypted browsing experience. Visiting these sites aren’t illegal per se, what makes them illegal is if you open their content or purchase anything from there. As you can imagine you may think that people who use these websites are criminals but in some cases no, researchers and government employees use the Dark Web, the reasons being the anonymity that it gives you. In conclusion the Dark Web may be used for evil, but it also has good motives.

As said in the previous paragraph, the technology used to specifically access the Dark Web is the web browser named Tor, that is actually funded by the US government and many big companies like Google. These programs can also be accessed on computers and even phones. Now what does Tor do? the features that the web browser provides is an advance encryption method, it also provides access to any region locked website that means that you have full access to the surface web, and finally it gives you access to the (.onion) websites AKA the Dark Web.

3 References in APA

BROOKE, Z. (2016). A Marketer’s Guide to the Dark Web. Marketing Insights, 28(1), 23–27.
VILIĆ, V. M. (2017). Dark Web, Cyber Terrorism and Cyber Warfare: Dark Side of the Cyberspace. Balkan Social Science Review, 10(10), 7–24.
Drugs on the Dark Net: How CryptomarketsAre Transforming the Global Trade in Illicit Drugs – By James Martin. (2015). Drug and Alcohol Review, (4), 458. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.12261
3 Websites or Blogs 
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People in Twitter that use the Dark Web
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Obi Wan’s reaction to his “cancelled” movie

Today in pointless news we’ll use a video/parody made by me of the news that i wish to convey in this post.

Hope you enjoy!

[Video: Obi Wan’s reaction to the “cancelation” of his movie by Jose Garcia, license CC]

[Featured image: white Star Wars action figure, by Jose Garcia, License CC]

 

Pointless News??????

Well this is strange for the first and only time were going to publish IMPORTANT news, thanks to the power of Diigo. With Diigo i’ve been able to bookmark the news that i’ve found.

Facebook hack: People’s accounts appear for sale on dark web | The Independent

US justice department sues California over new net neutrality law | Technology | The Guardian

Lifeprint’s augmented reality photos get the most obvious Harry Potter partnership ever – The Verge

China plans to be a world leader in Artificial Intelligence by 2030

My account at Diigo

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Pointless News Remembers: Hurricane María

A year ago in this exact month the small island of Puerto Rico was forever changed for the better or for the worse.

 

Prologue :

Puerto Rico, a small island in the Caribbean that by coincidence is also part of the Bermuda Triangle. The citizens of the island were living normal and peaceful lives, at that time the economic “crisis” already started a long time ago. Because of this the islands streets and buildings were slowly decaying but at the time it wasn’t that apparent, the streets and buildings of the island in some places still looked clean and well maintained. Before Maria, there was another one Irma. This hurricane named Irma wasn’t that strong but with the weak power grid it left the island without electricity for 1/2 weeks. You see Irma was a test, it was to present what was coming to us further on the road.

Preparation:

Laving my definitely “real” Porche.

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[Source: José García, License CC]

I remember when i was first aware of the new hurricane in the block. My family and i were at San Patricio enjoying the “luxury” at the time that was the internet. We finally have electricity yay! some time after eating we discovered in the ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) book that another hurricane has formed and that its coming our way. Well alrighty then lets prepare for another one. At the last day of Pre Maria Puerto Rico i decided to download the first version of iOS 11, if you guys have iPhones then you know that this was a bad idea.

 The night of change: 

I was woken up by my parents and with everyone else in the house we hid together at a room of the house that had no windows. In there we din’t have electricity and what we mostly did at that time was talk and try to find a radio station that worked. After the whole event in our area dad decided and im not joking, “lets go to the other house”. I went with him to see if we could get out of the neighborhood, one problem….

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[Source: José García, License CC]

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As we soon discovered there was no way to leave the neighborhood, every single exist was blocked by some kind of debris. We returned to the house to try to find a new radio station.

A new perspective:

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[Source: José García, License CC]

Some time after the hurricane, we finally had an exit point in the neighborhood and from there we went for the hunt of diesel. To give you a perspective, getting diesel at that time was like getting a hatcnhimal for the day before christmas. To be quite honest looking for diesel was one of the funnest and only part i liked, usually we would meet people and even high profile people too.

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[Source: José García, License CC]

We’ve got a lot of rebuilding to do, thats what i thought at the time but now we get to the problems of Post Maria Puerto Rico. Remember when i said about the economic crisis, yeah thats a important factor. Yo see we’ve still not recovered, yeah now everyone has electricity a year after but the streets are still fully ruined, with the traffic lights that are dangling from their lines or simply do not work, buildings that look abandoned but in reality are fully operational. Maria has left us with less people and businesses, but at the same time it peeled the lies that we’ve been living since the early 2000’s, that the island is not ok but in bad shape physically and economically. Because of Maria people are now more aware than before, but time will tell what the future of this place is.

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[Source: José García, License CC]

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Pointless News Covers the Student Assembly

Today on the 25th of September was the student assembly at the “Universidad del Sagrado Corazon”, witch in the past was held in the month of October. Present in this assembly at the main table was the President of the University, the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President and Dean Student Affairs, Vice President of Finance and Operations and 2 students that were in charge of other parts of the University. At the assembly it was discussed the projects that the administration has worked on of student suggestions. In my opinion the most important news that the administration gave was that they will continue to add more features to the Jenzabar platform on their app and website, and that they are going to remodel parts of the student dorms and add solar power so that they can have water heating when there’s no electricity. Examples of what new ideas were brought by students in the assembly were to fix the streets of the campus, leave parts of the campus on overnight and change the hours and days of the language classes. At the end of the day this student assembly is very important, as you can hear of the current plans for the university and you can also give new ideas as a student.

[Featured image: selective focus photography of black corded microphone on stand, James Coleman, License CC]

Personalización

The website has been updated, adding more features and content. The new About tab has a name reveal and the objectives of the website. The new contact page has been completely redesigned with the ability to send suggestions. Finally, new widgets are also included my accounts in social media.

https://pointless.news.blog/about/

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